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Poly Hive 

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I have suggested an excellent way of filtering honey, one that stood me in very good stead for many years.

Veg has asked if it is food grade.

I produce comb honey these days so my interest in food grade quality plastic is some what limited.

Whose responsibility is it to check out what works and what is not permitted?

Mine? Umm no. I do not put very clean beautifully creamed honey into specialist jars with unique labels any more at a premium price. Blossom, Heather, and Whisky....

BUT I KNOW HOW TO. *grin*

So in essence one can pay attention or ignore, I care not.

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Are you not legally bound to use food grade equipment or have I got this wrong?

You can use what you like I suppose. I did not post it for confrontation only to highlight food safety. Who knows what is in the plastics and pipes in those spinners.
 

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These days I think I would make sure the system was sterile and resistant to the pH of honey and be readily cleaned.

A spin-drying machine may well need some modification, but the basic principles of separation are sound.

I would think some of the more expensive variants on the market would, or could be made to, comply with requirements for a small honey processing set-up. A lot of the expensive/larger systems are simply bespoke copies of the domestic spin dryer, suitably housed in a food grade collector.

The eighty quid spinner is just the cheapest one on the market?

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Check out this link for more information.

http://www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/regulation/foodlaw/

Generally it is down to you to ensure that whatever product you are selling is fit for human consumption.

I feel where issues could occur, is when 'something' happens and the product you are producing (I have not used the word selling as it also applies to products you give away) and it is deemed not fit for human consumption and in the subsequequent investigation, it can be proved that you did not take " all reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence".

Basically, follow the guidelines and your Ar*e is (mostly) covered.
 

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